SUMMARY: Strange NIS-DNS behaviour on NIS slave server

From: Marcel Bernards (bernards@ECN.NL)
Date: Tue Feb 25 1992 - 10:16:46 CST

It seemes that the DNS queries will be done by the NIS masters
and not by the stations itself. That was not wat I expected.
The RTFM did reference this in a oneliner which slipped by my attention.
(In fact, page 500 of the 4.1.1 Sys&Net Adm guide pointed to this direction)
I thought that if NIS failed, the client itself does the query itself instead
of the servers.

When I runned ypset <goodnisserver> all went OK.

My resolv.conf files were all OK, but it was bogus on the
other slave server. I installed a correct one, rerunned ypserv on that slave
and the problem disappeared.

Thanx to :
Hal Stern <stern@sunne.East.Sun.COM>
"Kevin C. McMahon" <>
Morrow <long-morrow@CS.YALE.EDU>
david@srv.PacBell.COM (David St. Pierre)
tgsmith@spdev.East.Sun.COM (Timothy G. Smith)
Robert L Krawitz <rlk@Think.COM>
Barry Margolin <barmar@Think.COM>
Fereydoun Tavangary <>
Peter Kaldis <peter@Civil.Concordia.CA> (George D M Ross)

Marcel Bernards, UNIX & Net sysadm Netherlands Energy Research Foundation ECN
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